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    The easiest way is by...

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 13, 2005

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    The easiest way to reach the town of Split is by airplaine. Also, you can reach it by train, bus, ferry-boat, car...
    The port of Split is the main ferry connection to the nearby Dalmatian's islands and across the sea to Ancona and Pescara in Italy. It is, however, usualy overcrowded by cars and passegers in the high summer season. If traveling to the islands at that time be patience, the same happens in whole the Mediterranean area.

    Ferry-liner connecting Italy and Split Ferry liner for Italy
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    Ancona to Split via ferry

    by raintown4 Written Aug 3, 2004

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    We took an overnight ferry from Ancona to Split. Getting onto the ferry was a trip. In retrospect, it was a humorous experience but at the time we were a little frazzled. We were clueless as to how to check in and go through passport control. And then I had all these ferry workers yelling at me in Italian while maneuvering the car onto the ferry. I 'look' italian and they must have thought that I was just very stupid.

    Well anyway, the simple instructions for the clueless.
    1. park car in line
    2. check-in at the ticket office
    3. fill out passport control forms and get in line
    4. arrange your baggage for easy access while waiting for the ferry to load (they pack the cars tight and it can be difficult to access the trunk).

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    Jadroljina Ferries

    by mvtouring Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    Numerous ferries connect Split with the nearby Adriatic islands (Hvar, Brac, Vis, Lastovo etc) and there is a coastal ferry service between the city and Rijeka to the north and Dubrovnik to the south. There are also daily ferries in the summer months (and slightly less frequent during the winter) between Split and Ancona in Italy.

    We used the overnight ferry to get from Ancona to Split. Being four females travelling together we decided to rent a cabin which I think was the best thing we could have done. The cost was not too bad and we all had a good rest so that we could start exploring early morning when we landed in Split.

    Arriving in Split

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    Jadrolinija ferry

    by travelmad478 Written Dec 14, 2003

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    We arrived in Split via the car ferry from Vela Luka, Korcula. This ferry also calls at Hvar en route. The terminal is located right smack in the middle of town, within walking distance of Diocletian's Palace. Since we had the car with us, we needed to find a place to put it. There's a large pay parking lot right in between the ferry harbor and the waterfront promenade (Obala hrvatskog naradnog preporoda). Arriving around 11 AM, we got one of the last available spots, and left the car there all day.

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    By Sea...

    by coceng Written Oct 9, 2003

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    Jadrolinija (Tel : 355 399), in the large ferry terminal opposite the bus station; handles the coastal ferry line to Hvar Island.
    The local car ferry is cheaper. 28 Kn & 1 1/2 hours.
    The car ferries & passenger lines leave from separate docks.
    The passenger lines leave at Obala Lazareta & the car ferries at Sv Petra.
    In summer, it's wise to book first.

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    Ferries go everywhere.....

    by marktynernyc Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    Split is a major ferry hub. Jadrolinja's ticket booths are located near the harbor's edge by the bus terminal - you can't miss them. There are fast and slow ferries to various islands and other coastal cities. You can buy you r ticket one day in advance (recommended for the fast ferry). There is also hydrofoil service during the summer.

    33 kn - slow ferry from Split to Hvar (2 1/2 hrs)
    22 kn - catamaran from Hvar to Split (a little over 1 hr)

    ferry to Hvar

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    Jadrolinija from Ancona to Split.

    by xristos83 Written Aug 4, 2003

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    Gettin to Split from Ancona is very easy. Take the Jadrolinija overnight if you don't want to spend much money, or the more expensive SNAV hovercraft that will arrive in 4 hours (I think). I took the Jadrolinija without paying for a cabin (much cheaper) so that was an experience!

    Jadrolinija arriving in the port of Split
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    by ChristaV Written Mar 23, 2008

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    We used the ferries to move between the islands like everyone else does and had great fun. Not at all expensive.

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